Advice for muscle mass gain …
Hi tlm … I would have liked to have had advice on how to gain muscle mass …
I measure 53kg for 173cm, I have a fairly physical job (walking bcp and carrying loads), I do not exercise in gym but a lot of abs and push-ups (a good start lol). I also plan to start running. My goal is to gain muscle mass quickly, as I am quite thin I complex a bit.
What food supplement can you advise me? I’m not really on the subject and there are so many … What type of diet to take?
Thank you in advance for your answers
While a study points to questionable commercial practices or misleading labels concerning these products, professor Jean-Jacques Altman, nutritionist, questions their very usefulness.
Collected by SOPHIE ALBANESI
Beware of food supplements. If they are supposed to lose weight, restore vitality or improve memory, they mainly feed suspicion. The Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) reports 12.5% of anomalies in food supplements, as part of a study published Wednesday in its quarterly review. The anomalies identified concern 35% of the 500 companies inspected. They are mainly linked to deceptive commercial practices (false advertising, false promotions, etc.) or labeling anomalies.
However, the food supplement market is increasingly popular. They are useless or even dangerous according to Professor Jean-Jacques Altman, diabetologist and nutritionist at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris.
Are food supplements really useful?
In our western societies where overabundance reigns, no food supplement is used. We have everything available in our food: vitamins, trace elements … For an average French person, I think we should give steak instead of capsules which cost 10 times more expensive.
These companies are making golden balls with these supplements. No molecule has any effect on memory or morale. For example, in all the milk bottles where it is written on the label that there is more calcium or vitamins, it is surplus. Me, I do everything to find milk without all these additions, but it becomes more and more difficult.
Are there times when they are needed?
During pregnancy, there is some need for additional vitamins and trace elements. The problem also arises in regions with little sun and for people who do not go out or go out very often. When there is a low solar coefficient, there may be a vitamin D deficiency. An old lady who lives in Nord-pas-de-Calais may need it. But, at this point, we prefer to give a drug, at least we control the dose.
Can taking supplements present risks?
Unfortunately, there are vitamin poisonings. The most common is that with vitamin D. In the worst case, it can kill. It is vital to have some vitamin D, but too much is very dangerous. Likewise, if a pregnant woman takes too much vitamin A, there may be fetal malformations. Supplements can end up being harmful because the dosages are not well known.
However, some diets are accompanied by food supplements …
In rogue diets where people end up being severely deficient, the problem is that what they need is taken out of their diet, and what has been taken out is given in capsule form. It would be better to buy radishes, fish, potatoes because everything is in our diet. For example, omega 3 is recognized as effective in cardioprotection. But there is more of it in a slice of salmon or tuna than in a capsule. So there is no point in looking for it elsewhere.
Many products of this type are for sale on the Internet, are the risks increased?
The problem on the Internet is that we either sell perlimpine powder and it is ineffective, or we sell toxic products. You should never buy a food supplement on the Internet, it is very very dangerous and anyway, these supplements are generally useless in France.
why elsewhere in the world is it useful? ? ? ?